The endless volley between Mayor Bloomberg and appeals courts is over: Friday morning a federal appellate court denied the city's motion to vacate U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin's ruling that stop-and-frisk is unconstitutional. The ruling detonates Bloomberg's last hope of overturning the ruli ... More >>
American immigration policy can be complex and subjective. So much so that a Queens man spent 49 months in detention because immigration officials may have misinterpreted the law. Gerald Nwozuzu, it turned out, had been a U.S. citizen the whole time. On Monday, the 36-year-old auto mechanic was fi ... More >>
The juggernaut that is the NJ-NY Expansion Project, familiarly known as the Spectra Pipeline, has crushed another obstacle, bringing the operation of a 30-inch-diameter transmission line full of highly-pressurized explosive natural gas in the heart of the West Village one step closer to reality. Op ... More >>
The FCC may allow the media landscape in top-20 markets to resemble the one in New York City -- where media mogul Rupert Murdoch is permitted to own television stations and newspapers. The internet has been abuzz for the past month with news that FCC chairman Julius Genachowski circulated a plan to ... More >>
Pride month has just started, and yet over the course of May and just the first few days of June, the fight for gay marriage has arguably seen more progress in the last four weeks than in any time in history. In fact, if you're a journalist on the gay marriage beat who also writes about other things ... More >>
The Obama administration has had a tough time fighting the War on Leaks. From Bradley Manning's arrest in the WikiLeaks controversial to the successful subpoenaing of Twitter, critics have heralded the Presidency as one of the most anti-leak executive reigns in recent history.And a new chapter was w ... More >>
In terms of his political views, Mitt Romney has heard it all: flip-flopper, moderate, secret liberal, pseudo-conservative, Etch-A-Sketch; the list goes on and on. Republican voters have had a rather excessively hard time throwing their support behind a guy who influenced Obamacare and was pro-choic ... More >>
Sam LevinPastor Sal Sabino, left, will not be allowed to lead worship services in school spaces.Next Sunday, Pastor Sal Sabino, from Heavenly Vision Christian Center, will conduct his worship services on the street. That's because this coming Sunday is the last time he and his congregation ... More >>
Today, I am suing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Last year, Bloomberg baffled New Yorkers when he appointed publishing executive Cathie Black to be the city's next schools chancellor. Black was an unpopular choice, and for months, responses to her appointment ran the gamut of ridicul ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 12, 1968, Vol. XIV, No. 9 Remarks on Leary's Politics of Ecstasy by Allen Ginsberg By the late '40s of this memory Century the people I knew best and loved the most had already broken through the crust of old Reason & were dow ... More >>
After his first year, Obama shows his true face
Outed ex-spy Valerie Plame Wilson, whose memoir was heavily censored by the C.I.A., lost a second attempt to get the whole story out today. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the C.I.A.'s right to edit out of Wilson's 2007 memoir, Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, information relating to ... More >>
Last week, while President Obama was vetting her credentials out of the Oval Office, Judge Sonia Sotomayor firmly dissented from her appeals court colleagues on a case that -- while it surely won't be considered a landmark ruling in the vein of saving Major League Baseball -- suggests her approach t ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg is psyched about President Obama nominating Bronxite Sonia Sotomayor to the highest court in the land: "When I met with the President in the Oval Office earlier this month," he says in a statement at his website, "I took the opportunity to tell him that Sonia Sotomayor would be an ... More >>
After losing their federal lawsuit challenging the City Council's right to overturn term limits for Mayor Bloomberg, advocates are turning to the federal government. Last month veteran civil rights attorney (and current candidate for public advocate) Norman Siegel, along with the corporate law fir ... More >>
City government and citizen vigilantes wage a losing battle against Clear Channel and illegal ads
The war president is finding a less pliant judiciary
Will the Supreme Court hold high the banner 'Bong Hits 4 Jesus,' or crush free speech?
No previous American law has been as subversive as the Military Commissions Act of 2006
Has any present Supreme Court justice seen a cop lying on the witness stand?
A recent court ruling opens the gates for the censorship of college papers
Personal checks and balances
People will pay to see this court battle. In fact, they're paying right now.
President's allegiance to religious right sets Republican Party adrift
The Brothers Bush turn flipsno net!for right-to-lifers
The RIAA runs its lawsuits as a volume business, and sometimes downloaders just gotta settle
Will Chuck Schumer, or any anti-Pickering revilers, finally apologize to the judge?
CBS's 60 Minutes takes the case, and judge Charles Pickering gets his reputation back
Test yourselves: How many of you can recognize the nine most powerful Americans?
They Put Him in a Legal Black Hole
Italians Iced From Federal Judicial Appointments
Homos Get the Glad Hand, Phobes Get the Power
Glaring Racial Insensitivity?
The City Labels Anti-War Marchers a Security Breach
His 1963 March on Washington 'Woke Up America'
Should Clinton Get Immunity?
The New Thought Police Don't Care What You DoOnly What You Imagine
Christian Conservatives Take Their Antigay Campaign to the Schools
Race Is Not a College Qualification
New D.C. Gang Poses Media Dilemma
'Our People Were Turned to Ash'
Rash of Lawsuits Shows No One Trusts the Media
Antiabortion Strategy Loses Political Ground